Status Window

The Status Window is available as a docked horizontal bar at the bottom of the default user interface. The window can be hidden/made visible using the View pull down menu, or with the hotkey 'F9'.

The main purpose of the status window is to give various instructions to the user. When the user starts a tool, the window instructs how to perform the basic steps of the tool. However, because of space limitations, such information is shown in a compact form.

The window also shows a progress indicator during time consuming operations. For example, when ray trace rendering a view window, the progress indicator starts showing rendering time statistics. The Cancel button is also enabled and pressing it cancels the rendering.